Double check who is getting your texts.
We’ve all heard the stories of hitting ‘reply all’ instead of ‘reply’ when discussing something in an e-mail that shouldn’t go to ‘all’.
Here’s a new oopsie I learned about personally but at low cost.
My son and I were texting back and forth last night about a $2 jump in crude prices at the end of the day. Later in the evening a colleague texted to set up a phone call for today.
So, I get up this morning and see crude prices have slid, confirming stories yesterday that it was traders closing out options that caused the spike. Thus we see a drop this morning that I was expecting. Cool.
So I dash off a text to my son commenting on the $3.50 rise and $1.50 drop.
Only my messaging was still set for a reply to my colleague. Shared with him my wise insight on crude oil trading trends.
Fortunately, my colleague will merely be bored with my observations on commodity prices. Sent him a quick apology. Then sent the message where I wanted.
Lesson learned: be very careful on making sure your texts are going to whom you intended.